Cytochalasin E from Aspergillus clavatus

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1, 5, 10 mg in glass bottle

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Cytochalasin E is a cell-permeable fungal toxin that inhibits actin polymerization stimulated by F-actin. Cytochalasin E does not inhibit glucose transport.


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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN 1544PSN1 6.1 / PGII

WGK Germany


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